Looking for a fun night out on the town with friends or loved ones? Well, Old Forge in the fall is the perfect place for an evening full of fun and adventures. In fact, there’s so much to do that the earlier you start, the more fun you’ll be able to fit in!
Looking for a midday pick me up? Wisk Baking Co has a great selection of coffee, espresso, pastries, bagels, macaroons, and cakes. Stop on by and treat yourself to whatever speaks to you from this great selection of goods. Then, take your goodies with you on your way to McCauley Mountain to enjoy some fall views or on your way to walk around Old Forge enjoying the unique stores in the area.
Take the chairlift to the top of McCauley Mountain to experience one of the best views Old Forge has to offer. On a clear day, both Whiteface Mountain and Mount Marcy can be seen on the horizon. This spot is always a great place to get a bird’s eye view of the village of Old Forge as well as the lakes and mountains that surround it. Keep in mind when planning your great evening that the chairlift closes at 4:30 so, be sure to get there in plenty of time to watch the evening sun illuminate the fall leaves. The scenic chairlift also only runs until mid-October, but no fear if your great night on the town is in late October, there is still plenty to do! (Did someone say shopping?)
This general store has been a staple of Old Forge for over 100 years! This historic store offers anything you could desire, from books, kitchen items, and toys to furniture, houseware, and camping gear all in one terrific location. Old Forge Hardware is a must see as part of your Old Forge adventure and a great place to pick up a souvenir to remember your great evening by. Be sure to stop in, as you walk down lovely main street and stop in all the unique shops that catch your eye!
Old Forge is home to tons of great restaurants, and Frankie’s is no exception! This cozy Italian restaurant has been a staple of the area for 24 years, providing great meals and service to all who come through. Frankie’s is also home to New York state’s largest selection of rare premium Kentucky bourbon. The extent of what Frankie’s has to offer doesn’t stop there. Three words – Homemade Italian Gelato! This great atmosphere full of treats will only add to the perfection of your night out on the town.
The perfect place to end your night on the town is Water’s Edge Inn. It’s not because of the great views of the fall foliage past the lake, or the high-speed internet, indoor pool and sauna, or cozy great room with a large stone fireplace. It’s because you and the ones you’re with can choose the perfect ending to your perfect night.
You can have a throwback to summer by going for a swim in the indoor pool, you can get cozy in your room for a movie night, or you can hang out in the great room – warming yourselves by the fire as you read, play chess, or just conversate with the great company you brought with you for your perfect night on the town.